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Celebrating the Roots of the Genre:
Pennsylvania’s Place in SF History

August 15th, 2017

Next month, I’ll be helping celebrate the roots of modern science fiction by heading east to Milford, Pennsylvania, where some of the genre’s biggest names helped establish sf as we know it today. It’s an exciting history that will be commemorated on September 15-17 at The Milford Readers and Writers Festival.

I’ll be attending as this year’s science-fiction guest of honor. Needless to say, I’m jazzed.

In the days ahead, I’ll be posting more information about the event. For now … [read more at The 21st Century Scop].

Confluence: One of the Great Regional Cons

August 12th, 2017

Confluence, one of the great science fiction conventions, was held last week at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel. As always, it provided an opportunity for fans to connect with professionals in the field and for professionals to get out from behind the desk to spend some real-world time with folks they see all too seldom.

This year I served on a number of panels (see previous post) and got the chance to hang out with some of my favorite … [more at The 21st-Century Scop].

The Streams Converge at Confluence

August 3rd, 2017

This weekend, the rivers of speculative fiction will converge at the annual literary event known as Confluence. Launched in 1988 as a cooperative effort between the University of Pittsburgh science fiction club and Parsec, Confluence has grown from a one-day event to become one of the great regional SF conventions.

This year’s program will feature panels on a variety of genre-related topic, and I’m looking forward to … [more at The 21st-Century Scop].


Connolly Brothers @ Riley’s

July 9th, 2017

Thanks to everyone who came out to catch our weekend show at the outdoor pavilion of Riley’s Pour House. Great weather, fantastic crowd, and lots of music! Could you ask for more? Guinness and Jamison? Sure, there was plenty of that too.

If you were there, you know it was a blast. If you weren’t, we’ll hope to see you next time.

Until then,  sláinte … and rock on!

Image: Duane Davis, the 21st Century Scop, and Mark Connolly at Riley’s, July 7.  Copyright © 2017 by the 21st Century Scop.